There is one quilt I’ve finished a long time ago that I didn’t share here yet. Why? Because I wanted to finish writing the pattern first. This will likely won’t be happening since I always find more motivating projects or deadlines. I finished it in the beginning of fall 2013. It took me almost all summer that year to quilt it (I did share some pictures of quilting in progress here). That fall, I went to my father’s place and took great pictures of my quilt with help from him and my sister. We had a great time taking pictures of it in different settings. These are the pictures I want to share with you today.
Why now? Since then, my quilt was part of the CQQ quilt show in 2014 and has been hanging in a local quilt store (Courtepointe Claire) for almost a year. But just recently, my friend Cinzia from Deux Petites Souris published a great article on minimalism in modern quilting in Modern Patchork Spring 2015. And she used a picture of my quilt with other great quilts as examples of minimalist designs. So, I thought it was a great occasion to share my quilt with you.
I spoke about the fabrics and quilting in the previous post. So, let me tell you a few words about the quilt design. I had bought different fabrics from the same collection (Treetop Fancy collection by Tina Givens for Free Spirit). I wanted a way to feature the prints from different views. Just like looking through openings of different sizes. Through larger size windows, you see the actual print designs (flowers, butterflies, etc. that were fussy cut). Through smaller size windows, you just see the texture created by the pencil strokes in the prints.
Also, I wanted the windows to look as they were randomly positioned in the negative space. I’ve positioned the patchwork as single squares, but also as four-patches and nine-patches for the smaller pieces.
On the back, I wanted a layout that would feature the left-overs from the front but also some large prints from the collection. Here is what I came up with.
I think I love it as much as the front. I might never finish writing the pattern for this quilt, but I think I’ll redo the same quilt with different fabrics. There is a lot of photos in this post. I hope you don’t mind. Me, my dad and sister were really having a great time doing the photo shoot together. The fall setting was perfect. Here are a few other ones, just for fun! I couldn’t make up my mind on which one to show.